You do have to cut up everything really small though (for the bento style, think has about 6 sections?). If packing a sandwich I have to cut into 6 squares and split between 2 sections. It's great for cut fruit, veges etc. I've also been cutting up cheese, Salami sticks, made mini banana muffins, date balls, etc. Yet to find a healthy cracker small enough, I might need to make my own.